Sound Therapy - Rehabilitation Center for Hearing Impaired
WHAT IS TINNITUS?
Tinnitus is the perception of sounds or noise within the ears with no external sound source. These sounds are often described as ringing, humming or buzzing noises and they can be constant or periodic.
WHAT CAN CAUSE TINNITUS?
Tinnitus can be triggered by a variety of causes but is commonly linked to exposure to loud sounds, which can damage the delicate sensory cells of the inner ear. This condition has also been associated with ear infections, aging, stress, excessive earwax, high blood pressure, and sensory nerve disorders. Activities such as smoking, drinking alcohol or caffeine, and taking excessive amounts of aspirin or antibiotics may exacerbate tinnitus.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH
Widex Zen Therapy consists of four components that can be tailored to your individual needs.
Provides you with information relevant to you and your tinnitus in order to help you change the negative interpretation of tinnitus.
Many of those who suffer from tinnitus also have hearing loss. Amplification can be used to stimulate the ears and brain to reduce the contrast between the surrounding sounds and the tinnitus. Hearing aids can be very effective in decreasing the perception of tinnitus.
• Fractal tones
Fractal tones are designed to provide relaxation and may also be used as a sound therapy tool. Music is believed to be helpful in reducing stress because of the wide range of neural structures that are activated.
Relaxation exercises and sleep management exercises are often efficient ways of bringing down the stress that often is a part of tinnitus.